What kind of Internet access do our African participants have?
- Franz, Sasha,
Thank you for your letters which I share (minus some details).
Sasha, it would be good if you made pages for our various locations in Africa
(large and small such as Mbita, or Tanzania, etc.) and then add metadata of
the form * InternetAccess=... and likewise for individuals like FredKayiwa we
can also add * InternetAccess=... and * Location = and then we can use the
InternetAccess field to describe their situation and what they have available
in terms of computers and Internet Access. Then based on that we can have a
report that lets us quickly see the kinds of situations that we have and
where the most pressing needs are and we can keep summarizing the situation.
We can also quickly see who needs what. Or do you suggest otherwise? I can
fill in some of the information but if you could start with what you know
that would be good.
Data , "Franz Nahrada" <f.nahrada@...> Rašyta:
>Sasha <mrkflux@...> writes:
>>HI Franz I have just seen you r email concerning internet acces for
>>Africans and I see no one replied to you? Is this still actual question,
>>if yes I will contact our african friends and send you the data.
>Yes it actually is not as urgent as I thought but still very relevant for
>my next meetings [...] it would be good
>to have a list with description of the actors in the MinciuSodas network,
>their locations and what they are working for in respect to Internet
>connectivity..... For example Samwel in Mbita/Kongere Island, who talked
>recently about telecentre plans. My goal in this is to maybe include one
>African location into VideoBridge much sooner than we thought!!! It would
>be good to show that there are people allready networking. It would be
>like a guide that points to our activities.
>Its a slight possibility, yet realistic, a matter of lucky circumstances
>that we must find and decisions not made yet - and therefore its still
>nothing to speculate or brag about. But I want to grab the opportunity
>when I can and without a bit of evidence I will not be able to offer our
>Thank you for your support